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Posted on 09/13/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
GOP pins Jimmy Carter on Barack Obama By: Glenn Thrush September 13, 2012 06:39 PM EDT
When the going gets tough, Republicans get Jimmy Carter.
Republicans and their surrogates spent much of Thursday pinning the Carter kick-me sign on Barack Obama, portraying the current commander-in-chief as a Carter-esque wimp unwilling to challenge Islamist militants raging outside U.S. consular buildings in Libya, Yemen and Cairo.
Crazy-gluing the 44th president to the 39th has been a favorite Republican pastime for years. Carter is the brand name for fecklessness, indecision and weakness in the Oval Office. But up until now Mitt Romney, running mate Paul Ryan and their surrogates have invoked Carter to blast Obamas economic policies or willingness to cut defense spending not to define their opponent in a time of international crisis.
But the jarring images of angry mobs evoke memories of the Iranian hostage crisis, lending the Carter attacks new resonance and giving the GOP an opening to change a narrative that has mostly centered on Romneys sputtering response to the crisis.
These attacks are sadly reminiscent of the 1979 attack on our embassy in Tehran under Carters watch, wrote Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) in The Hill, a day after a mob in Benghazi murdered U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.
In June 2009, just months after Obama traveled the globe in what some have dubbed an Apology Tour, Obama traveled to Cairo [which is] now a vastly different city. The once promising Arab Spring has been hijacked by extremists who seek to advance their radical agenda and stand in the way of democracy in the region, Inhofe wrote.
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Didn’t the DNC have Jimmuh come and speak at 0bama’s convention?
I haven’t heard Romney or Ryan invoke Carter’s name specifically in regard to current events. The parallel is a no-brainer whether they do or not.
Can anyone credibly deny the parallels between Obama and Carter?? I was only 15, 16 y.o. when Reagan crushed Carter and even I can see the blatant similarities between the two. I suppose Carter is overjoyed by this—he finally has company in “the biggest loser president” club.
There is no comparison between stupidity and evil.
Jimmah was stupid...Obama is pure evil!
Bah, Jimmah Cawtuh would be an upgrade
Politico is in full legtingle Obamalove mode, they’re not even playing pretend journalism anymore.
It’s a waste of time, really. You have to be about 40, or older, to have memory of the Jimmy Carter years.
>>Carter is the brand name for fecklessness, indecision and weakness in the Oval Office.
Carter WAS the brand name fecklessness, indecision and weakness in the Oval Office. But, there’s a new clown in the center ring.
Romney needs to get an ad out on this. Rush played the DNC speech from 0bummer next to an old Jimmy Carter one and it was stunning.
Gov. Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later, President Obama said in a CBS interview last night, criticizing Romneys reaction to the embassy attack in Cairo.
Its a make believe world. A world of good guys and bad guys, where some politicians shoot first and ask questions later, Carter said (about Ronald Regan)during 1980 DNC Convention.
Under the administration of “Jimmy” Obama things could not look worse or more chaotic for America. He should resign or be impeached ASAP before we have a world war. The devil is in charge!
President Oiho makes Carter look competent.
Carter is Obama. Obama is Carter.
Both are Traitor Losers, who hate America!
Jimmy Carter's presidency was doomed by the Iranian hostage crisis after the US embassy in Tehran was stormed by Islamist extremists following the Iranian revolution.
A year after the 52 Americans were taken hostage, Carter lost the 1980 election. The hostages were released just as President Ronald Reagan, who defeated Carter, was sworn in.
As Clint noted, the Empty Chair improved by codetoad:
It is past time to fire Barack and have him hit the road back to Chicago!
Thanks to RushIsMyTeddyBear and Focault's Pendulum and for finding these morphing graphic art realities
Go to this link for pictures, you will not see in our left wing media: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202979/Benghazi-attack-U-S-consulate-pictured-Libyan-attack-revealed-officials-knew-attack-plans-48-HOURS-before.html